Most people agree that these are important matters, and see that the work of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs has a lot of work to do.
Senator Rob Portman is asking the committee to put this work aside, however, in order to consider other important legislation: S. [...]
Do you have bad credit? Get a job, say the corporate bosses! Do you want a job? You can’t have one, because you have bad credit, say the corporate bosses! [...]
It’s fine for individuals to make decisions about sex according to their own religious beliefs, of course. It’s not acceptable, however, for the religious beliefs of a minority of Americans to warp the educational process for the nation as a whole. [...]
This week, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries and Ted Poe introduced H.R. 3713, a bill that would allow the U.S. federal government to place trademark registration protections on the American flag.
If the government claimed ownership over the trademark rights to the flag, they could require permission, and perhaps the payment of a fee, for anyone [...]
Republicans explain their support for big cuts to food stamps programs by saying that they want to reduce entitlement spending. Food, in their opinion, is a luxury that Americans shouldn’t be given unless they really need it. They worry that some Americans might be accepting food stamp assistance even when they retain a few thousand [...]
Yesterday, Barry C. Black, the man appointed and paid by the U.S. federal government to be the high priest of the United States Senate, stood on the floor of the Senate and called upon his god to seize control of the legislative body. “Today, equip our Senators to do Your will, helping them to grasp [...]
What I would do, if I was in Barack Obama’s place, would be to say, “Okay, Republicans, if you don’t like Obamacare and its requirement to purchase insurance, that’s fine.” [...]
Perhaps Alan Grayson isn’t really serious about H.R. 3203. Perhaps he is merely using this legislation as an opportunity to chide the Republicans that their tactics risk the closure of patriotic landmarks. [...]
Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa has a grand idea, and by “grand” I mean big. Rep. King, never one to think small, has introduced House Joint Resolution 16, a proposed constitutional amendment that reads simply:
The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
Read the 16th Amendment [...]
On Thursday September 19 2013, 217 Republican members of the House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 3102, a bill to push 3.8 million Americans into hunger, kicking them out of the food stamp program despite the fact that they are unemployed or underemployed. How much would the U.S. budget save by pushing 3.8 million [...]